Microsoft, Nokia collaborating on joint enterprise solutions for communications service providers

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Microsoft and Nokia have inked a collaboration; combining Microsoft cloud, AI and machine learning with Nokia networking and communications.

As part of the collaboration, Microsoft and Nokia is offering connectivity and Azure IoT joint solutions:

  • Nokia’s Nuage SD-WAN 2.0 solution now enables service providers to offer integration with Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN for branch to cloud connectivity. (The companies say they are planning to offer more options for branch internet connectivity in 2020.)
  • Microsoft and Nokia are collaborating to host Nokia’s Analytics, Virtualization and Automation (AVA) cognitive services solutions on Azure.
  • BT is the first global communications service provider to offer its enterprise customers a managed service that integrates Microsoft Azure cloud and Nokia SD-WAN solutions, the companies said in a statement.

[Image courtesy: Nokia]